Eclectic rocks influence earthquake types

Spread the love

New Zealand’s largest fault is a jumble of mixed-up rocks of all shapes, sizes, compositions and origins. According to research from a global team of scientists, this motley mixture could help explain why the fault generates slow-motion earthquakes known as ‘slow slip events’ as well as destructive, tsunami-generating tremors.

* This article was originally published here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *